[nsp] Booting from FTP

Srdjan Simic srdjan at sezampro.yu
Fri Aug 1 10:57:56 EDT 2003


   We configured our router 3640 to boot from the FTP server:

boot system ftp c3640-is-mz.123-1a.bin
boot system ftp c3640-is-mz.122-17a.bin
boot system flash c3640-is-mz.122-8.T
boot system rom
ip ftp username <username>
ip ftp password 7 1111111111111111

   It starts, boots bootstrap and then when it initiates interfaces, it looks at the ftp server whether there is an correct image (it transfers around 24kB with RETR command). Then it waits for 3 (three) minutes, after that sends abort and retries to retr image and it does all the way. So, normal operation of the router will continue, but booting lasts for around 5 minutes. Is there a way to speed things up?

   Regards Srdjan Simic

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